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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pivot.

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Examples

  • Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency In Mr. Obama's so-called backyard visits -- a cramped recreation center room sufficed in rainy Richmond, at left -- he repeatedly pivoted from a voter's question in order to fire criticisms at the GOP's record on taxes, student aid, even home weatherization.

    Obama on the Trail

  • And Kenny Melvin pivoted off the witty jab with, "No need to say another thing, I forgot about Frank's ego."

    The DPVA Club

  • Without a word he pivoted and stomped back into the cabin, leaving Shelby and Calhoun staring blankly at one another.

    Stone and Anvil

  • The sword pivoted across the beast's jaw and slid within the collarbone.

    Mercadian Masques

  • Instead, he's kind of pivoted and been able to make the debate about what future energy supplies are and make it about whether or not you're in favor of drilling.

    Why So Slack, Barack?

  • But through the course of conversation the pastor and my friend, kind of pivoted, to accept and forgive me.

    Comments for BrightestYoungThings

  • He has now "pivoted," to use a favorite phrase from the pundits, and shifted his focus to trying to fix a still deteriorating economy.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Susan said, "It's described as a pivoted thirty-two-point compass card, painted by hand.

    The Cat Who Sang For The Birds

  • Obama has pivoted to the economy, the Senate has punted to the House, and the House is sulking and pointing fingers at the WH and Senate.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Just do it

  • It was his first real blow — a hook, with the twisted arch of the arm to make it rigid, and with all the weight of the half-pivoted body behind it.

    A PIECE OF STEAK

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